The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Lisa Gonzales


August 19, 2021

Our beloved Lisa Louise Gonzales of Cathlamet, WA, passed away peacefully of Covid pneumonia on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Lisa’s long-held beliefs prevented her from getting the Covid vaccine even after breast cancer surgery and the beginnings of chemotherapy.

Lisa was born on January 31st, 1973, in Hayward, California to Greg Taylor, Sr. and Sharon (Trocha Taylor) Dexter. Lisa lived in Northern California most of her life where she helped raise siblings, spent a few years as the best home manager/nanny imaginable, and began raising her first-born, much-loved son, Ethan, while working her way into an ENT Medical Assistant position.

Lisa married her best friend, Jason Gonzales, on July 23, 2005. Lisa gave up her career and mid-wife journey to dedicate herself to raising a family with Jason. Becoming and remaining a good mom, including homeschooling and all it implies at its very best, and raising a loving family were Lisa’s overarching goals. Her mastery of crafts and creativity added excitement and adventure to everything she did.

In recent years, Lisa began managing the scheduling and bookkeeping for Jason’s side work in construction. Lisa’s business acumen along with her encouragement and support allowed Jason to transition into his own licensed contractor business capable of supporting the family.

Relationships, including friendships, were extremely important to Lisa who took life and people very seriously. In many ways, her relationships helped define and support her sense of self. Her quest for personal growth and maintaining meaningful relationships was continual. Her family speaks of her as loving, observant, purposeful, stubborn, and the most kind and beautiful mom (and wife) ever.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Jason Gonzales; her children, Ethan (Sammy) Burnett (22), stepdaughter Sierra Gonzales (20), Emily Gonzales (14), Kyle Gonzales (11), Leah Gonzales (8); her father, Greg Taylor, Sr. and mother, Sharon (Trocha Taylor) Dexter; her siblings, Greg Taylor, Jr., Daniel Taylor, Sr., and Todd Taylor; her stepmother Laurel Waller, as well as dozens of dear friends and relatives.

A celebration in honor of Lisa’s life will be hosted by the Gonzales family at the Heritage Bible Church on Puget Island (Cathlamet), WA at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th, 2021. Virtual attendance will be available for those unable to attend in person.

Donations may be made via Simply search for “Help for Lisa Gonzales' family”.

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